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Has there ever been a bass made of Jarra?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Anarchyok, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Its a beautiful australian wood, with awesome looking burls. would make a great looking cap, but not sure how it would be to work with. any ideas?
  2. Sprry, never heard of it... Maybe Hambone has?


  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    I'm sure there has. I can't recall any off the top of my head though. The burls are full of voids so I think they are probably a pain to work with. No more difficult than buckeye. You can also find the lumber with some curl.
  4. In the regular grain form, Jarrah's pretty darn heavy, so it wouldn't lend itself to making an entire bass but as neck laminates or a top it would look quite hot. For your viewing pleasure:




    Josh D
  5. The first pic almost looks like bloodwood... The second pic, is very very, trippy-cool, and the third looks like the tree is bleeding...

    I must say, I think this wood is darn beautiful!

  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I've seen a few basses with jarrah laminates, but they are rare.
    Do a search for Jarrah and you may find something...